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Givenchy’s Latest Ad Campaign Features A Transgender Model

It’s hard to decide which of the 10 models in the new Givenchy ad campaign looks the coolest. Catherine McNeil’s hair has been dyed bright red, Malgosia Bela’s locks are pink and Mariacarla Boscono is about to engage in what we’re sure would be a hot makeup session with a fellow lady catwalker. Basically, there’s a lot going on. Perhaps the most interesting facet of the campaign, however, is Lea T., Givenchy designer Riccardo Tisci’s longtime personal assistant and former fit model who’s also a transgender person. Tisci told WWD that Lea, formerly known as Leo, has “always been very feminine: super fragile, very aristocratic,” and she embodies the androgyny of Givenchy. Click through to see another ad from the campaign, then tell us what you think in the comments. [WWD] Keep reading »

Model Goes Transgender, Makes Out With Self

Modelina has a shot from Rochambeau’s upcoming fall 2010 lookbook featuring model Natasa Vojnovic in a double-role. Here, she plays both woman and man in a scene in which she makes out with herself. That’s some serious self-lovin’. [Modelina] Keep reading »

Extreme Plastic Surgery: Beauty Or Butchery?

Socio-political photographer Phillip Toledano’s new series, A New Kind of Beauty, seems to suggest that beauty is not only in the eye of the beholder, but also in the hand of the scalpel-holder. The images — all of men and women who’ve undergone extreme plastic surgery in the pursuit of what they consider beautiful–are shot against a stark black backdrop and appear at once awkward and arresting. From men with breasts like we’ve never seen to lips Angelina would covet, there’s a certain dedication to perceived perfection that keeps us enthralled. Check out more after the jump and tell us: Is this beauty or butchery? [Refinery29]
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Look! The World’s Second Pregnant Man!

We were totally enthralled by the story of Thomas Beatie, the world’s first man to give birth. Our jaws dropped as we watched him on “Oprah” explaining the mechanics of his partial sex change and his pregnancy. And not only did he give birth to a healthy baby girl, but Thomas and his partner also went on to have a little boy. Well, it looks like Thomas is about to have some company. After the jump, everything you need to know about Scott Moore, the world’s second pregnant man. Keep reading »

Seeing My Transgender Roommate Transition Changed Me Too

There’s a certain amount of brouhaha amongst some evangelical Republicans over a minor presidential appointment in the Commerce Department. Amanda Simpson will perform a job for the public benefit that I can’t define. I’m pretty sure most of the American public doesn’t know what the Senior Technical Adviser for the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security does. But, because she’s transgender, it’s prompted an associate dean at the extremely conservative Liberty University to propel himself into the media’s light to proclaim that, “This isn’t like appointing an African-American in order to try to provide diversity and right some kind of discriminatory wrong. This is about political correctness.”

Absurdly stupid. Because, of course, it should be no issue at all, because people are people, and work ought to go to the person whose experience best merits it. And stupidity compounded because I’m unsure how obstinately self-blinded someone must be to believe that transgendered people don’t face deep prejudice. The prejudice is dumb, as it is at all times, but especially so when directed at a scattered group with no agenda other than to fit in and be left alone. But I guess there’s always a learning curve. I had one.
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Seventeen Magazine Doesn’t Do Much To Encourage Compassion For Transgender Teens

In the upcoming issue of Seventeen there’s a story about a young woman who discovered that her boyfriend was actually a female. While I think it’s cool that a traditional teen magazine like Seventeen is covering the existence of transgender teenagers, which wouldn’t have happened when I was reading the mag back in the day. But the story’s angle doesn’t do much to discourage negative attitudes towards teenagers who are struggling with their gender identity, and that’s a shame. Keep reading »

Lady News: Lil Mama Apologizes For What She Said About A Tranny

  • Rapper Lil Mama issued an apology for a comment she made about trannies on MTV’s “America’s Best Dance Crew.” As a judge on the show, Mama chastised Leiomy Maldonado, a ‘transgender Beyonce,‘ and said, “Leiomy, come on. Your behavior…it’s unacceptable. I just feel that you always have to remember your truth. You were born a man and you are becoming a woman. If you’re going to become a woman, act like a lady.” After an LGBT group complained to her and MTV, Lil Mama apologized. [GLAADblog]
  • Actress Hope Davis talked about how it takes a bangin’ makeup artist and a costumer to turn her into Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who she is playing in a biographical film about the Clintons and former British prime minister Tony Blair. “The pantsuits have been made exactly to spec. There are some bright pantsuits,” she said. [NYTimes]
  • Tyler Perry will write, direct and produce an adaption of the play “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf,” by Ntozake Shange, a series of 20 poems about black women’s experiences with love, domestic violence, and other issues. [Variety]
  • Teachers in Britain lashed out at advertisers for contributing to the “sexualization” of children by “infiltrating” their lives with too-sexy toys. The National Union of Teachers said girls, pre-teen and teen girls suffer from “inappropriate” toys, tee shirts and lingerie, like Bratz dolls, padded bras, and shirts which say stuff like “So many boys, so little time.” NUT (not a good acronym, guys) advised the government to set up a commission to regulate the advertising industry and be more “socially responsible” for youngsters. [Guardian]

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Meet Kim Petras, The First Transgender Pop Singer

Kim Petras, a German teen whose name used to be Tim, says she always knew she was meant to be a girl. Her parents let her undergo genital reassignment surgery last year after she turned 16. Now she’s completely focused on her musical career, which might not last long if her song “Die for You” is any indication because it’s totes crappy. Hopefully, all this coverage she’s getting for being transgendered will get the attention of a top music producer who can help her develop a more unique and interesting sound. [Dlisted] Keep reading »

Woman Discovers Fiance Is A Porn Star

Honesty is always the best policy… except when you lead a double life as a porn star. Haylie Hocking thought she knew everything about her fiancé, personal trainer Jason Brake. The 27-year-old bride was just weeks away from her wedding when she discovered Jason spent more time in the buff than getting buff. Haylie’s friend started searching online for a male stripper for the bachelorette party and came across a video of a man who seriously resembled Jason getting raunchy with another woman. Turns out, Jason was a porn star on the side, and wasn’t training people in the gym like he told Haylie. Not surprisingly, Haylie canceled the big day. Hey, nobody wants to introduce Mr. Porno as their husband, at least not without a little warning. [Telegraph]

Oh, but Haylie is not the only one to discover something shocking about her significant other. After the jump, other people whose jaws hit the floor when they found out the truth. Keep reading »

Can I Find Love If I’m Transgendered?

If you’re a woman in your mid-thirties, the dating scene is challenging enough. You’re conscious of feeling older, wrinkles become a reality, and you feel like your stock value as a potential wife has started to head south faster than the housing market. So in the past year, I decided it was high time I met a fabulous man. Keep reading »

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